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Hibernian Bar

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
1 Ormonde Street | Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 777 1888
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
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Open Now
9:00 am - 11:45 pmAll hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Ormonde Street | Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warm lighting,christmas decorations and a blazing fire with old world charm. no one seemed in a hurry to leave, very welcoming.

Thank petrinalynskey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful evening in the Hibernian bar - we hadn't visited Kilkenny for a few years and were glad to see the Hibernian hadn't changed a bit. Staff were as welcoming and excellent as ever. We had drinks and food...More

Thank Martygil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited the Hotel on mand different occassions over the past couple of months seen as im new to kilkenny .. I have found the Hibernian hotel to be of a very high standard both the food and drink aspect is always excellent .. The...More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We enjoyed the cider and lager at the bar, but also ordered dinner. The food was better than the usual pub type food, although not gourmet. However, the Hibernian offered a cozy atmosphere in which to unwind from the day.

Thank bathtravel123
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Always enjoyed dropping into the Hibernian for lunch, lately standards have drop but last Wednesday was an all time low. Newspapers thrown around the bar. Staff using the bar as a crèche for their kids, while unsupervised the kid drinking milk directly out of milk...More

1  Thank Richard9012
James G, General Manager at Hibernian Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Dear Richard Thank you very much for taking the time to write your extensive and candid review following your recent dining experience with us. We were extremely sorry to read of your disappointments as illustrated in your review. To this, please accept my sincerest apologies...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here with husband and our 14 & 6 year old kids. Great food and service and good menu selection. Would recommend.

Thank MelR237
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The bar is well stocked warm and cosy.. Serves food all day. In the middle kilkenny city so therefore accessible to all places of interest

Thank molly36Kilkenny
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Staying at a nearby resort we decided it would be nice to drop into the town for a little Sunday Lunch. The Hibernian had a very nice jazz quartet playing when we popped in. We liked th eoffering on the menu and we ordered 1...More

Thank seanaway
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

There seemed to be huge confusion between staff and waiting time was horrendous. We waited half an hour for desert menus and when they finally brought down the deserts they gave us the wrong items! Only for the food was half descent, we would not...More

1  Thank Colleen W
Joanna H, Director of Sales at Hibernian Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear Colleen, Many thanks for taking the time to review the Hibernian Bar. I am very disappointed to hear of the experience that you encountered during your visit. At Hibernian Bar we pride ourselves on excellent customer service and attention to detail & I apologize...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Plush Pub environment in downtown Kilkenny. We dined here our first night in Ireland, and only wished we had the opportunity to return for another meal. Service was very efficient and friendly. Food was terrific. The Fish & Chips as good as I have ever...More

Thank SkyKingBoston
Joanna H, Director of Sales at Hibernian Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you so much for visiting Hibernian Bar during your visit to Ireland. We are delighted that you enjoyed food, service, atmosphere & Irish Coffees! Now that you know the secret trick to making Irish Coffees you can think of us every time you make...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ormonde Street | Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 777 1888
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  • This restaurant is at Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel
A popular choice among locals, the constantly bustling Hibernian Bar is testament to the exceptional food & service that guests receive. A wonderful relaxed atmosphere and a diverse & extensive menu make this the ideal choice for a working lunch with colleagues or a pleasant meal with friends. Menu choices vary from light snack options such as soup or sandwiches, to more substantial alternatives such as salads and meat & seafood specialities. The changing daily specials expand the choices on offer. Hibernian Bar is a casual dining alternative to Harpers and is open for morning coffee & scones, lunch, afternoon tea & cakes, an evening meal or simply a drink in the evenings. The bar is located to the front of this historic building; the unique atmosphere of this award-winning bar offers both locals and guests an experience not to be forgotten. The bar is decorated to the highest standards in traditional style with comfort and relaxation foremost in mind. Sit back and relax near the open fire, enjoy the soft background music as the service comes to you
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